The Monuments and Inscriptions of Tamarindito, Peten, Guatemala. Acta Mesoamericana, Vol. 25, 2013, iv+119 pp., cloth, size 21×29.5cm.
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This publication is intended as the first attempt to compile a corpus of the Maya site of Tamarindito, Petén, Guatemala. It will consider all monuments that were previously designated, whether these monuments bear hieroglyphic texts and/or iconography or no carving at all. It also documents miscellaneous objects such as ceramic artefacts or graffiti.
Tamarindito is a heavily looted site. While some of its monuments or fragments remain in situ, others have been rescued during archaeological operations or for safekeeping measures under the authority of the Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) of Guatemala. Tragically, a great portion of the monuments of Tamarindito have disappeared into private collections, where some pieces have been rediscovered. Others remain lost.
This publication is able to provide both photographic and graphic documentation for a majority of the known monuments and inscriptions from Tamarindito. Previous studies on adjacent sites such as Dos Pilas and Arroyo de Piedra have already shown that Tamarindito played a major role in the Classic Maya political landscape of the region. The documentation of the corpus has further revealed the importance of the site.